CSA Executive Vice President Mark Cannizzaro will be the new CSA president.
Mark Cannizzaro has served the children of NYC as an educator for more than 30 years. He began his teaching career after receiving a bachelor’s degree in physical education from SUNY Cortland in 1986. He earned his master’s degree in special education in 1990, and his sixth-year certificate in supervision and administration in 1993, both from the College of Staten Island.
Mr. Cannizzaro served as a teacher of physical education at Totten Intermediate School on Staten Island and in 1994 received the Angela Zirpiades Outstanding Physical Educator Award. In 1995, he was named Assistant Principal at Totten, and in 2003 he was named Principal of Paulo Intermediate School, also on Staten Island. In 2005, Region 7 recognized Paulo as a “model middle school.” In 2008, Mr. Cannizzaro received the Entertainers4Education Outstanding Leadership Award, and in 2009 he was chosen as a Teacher’s College Cahn Fellowship, a professional development program for successful principals. He was named Educator of the Year by St. John’s University’s Phi Delta Kappa International in 2013. In 2016 he received the Thomas C. Giordano Leadership in Education Award from the Forum of Italian American Educators. The Emerald Society awarded him the Irish Pro de Patria Award in 2015, the same year he was honored by the Association of Assistant Principals.In 2014, Mr. Cannizzaro completed studies at the AFL-CIO Union Leadership Institute at Cornell University.
Mr. Cannizzaro became active in CSA in 2006 when he served briefly as the D-31 Assistant District Chair before his election as one of the union’s Vice Presidents in the fall of that year. In September 2008, he became the union’s Secretary. He was elected as Executive Vice President on Sept. 19, 2012, re-elected to the position in November 2012 and re-elected again in November 2015. He is currently a member of the NY Academy of Public Education and the Middle School Principals’ Association of NYC; he served as the MSPA’s President from 2009-2011. He became President of the New York State Federation of School Administrators (NYSFSA) on Oct. 1, 2015.
Mr. Cannizzaro lives in Freehold, NJ, with his wife of 26 years, Barbara, and their three children: Danielle, Sara and Mark.
CSA is the collective bargaining unit for 6,100 Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors and Education Administrators who work in the NYC public schools and 200 Directors and Assistant Directors who work in city – subsidized Centers for Early Childhood Education (ECE) CSA also has nearly 6,400 retired school supervisors in its Retiree Chapter as well as more than 3,300 of their spouses and domestic partners On behalf of its members, CSA negotiates salary
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